My mother has been in a small residential home ( 12 residents ) for 4 months after being diagnosed with AD for 2 - 3 years. I've taken her out three times, once to a marriage ceremony, once to a church service and last Sunday to a birthday lunch in a local pub. On taking her back to the home, the first 2 occasions went fine, but last Sunday as we approached the residential home, she said "you're not taking me back there, I don't want to go". It was very upsetting for everyone, Mum came in with me and was quiet for about 20 minutes and then was smiling again. The following day she couldn't remember coming out with me, and appeared quite content to be in the home. I want to be able to take her out again but don't want to see the anxiety in her. I am sure that she's happy in her new home, the care staff are so gentle and affectionate with her and when I have a peep at her prior to a visit she's usually laughing or smiling and doesn't show any sign of being unhappy. I'd like to know if anyone else is/has experienced this problem and how they got around it if possible.